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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Enrichment & Recreation

Event & Contact Information

Description & Opportunities

Watertown Free Public Library
Ph: (617) 917 972-6431
Sponsors adult cultural programs and events, discussion groups, lectures, concerts, exhibitions, and free passes to area museums.
Watertown Recreation Department
Ph: (617) 917 972-6494
Offers affordable tennis and golf lessons in the spring. Call or check online listings.
Watertown Adult Education
Ph: (617) 917 926-7764
Classes offered in the fall and spring at Watertown High School. Senior discounts are available for some courses.
Watertown Boys and Girls Club
Ph: (617) 926-0968
Seniors pay a reduced rate for membership. The pool offers adult swim times.
UMass Gerontology Program
Ph: (627) 287-7330
The Gerontology program is a two-semester program on aging that is free to students 60 years of age and older.
Ph: (877) 426-8056
Elderhostel is a nonprofit educational organization that arranges short courses, and study travel programs designed for seniors.
Tufts Institute for Lifelong Learning
Ph: (617) 627-5885
Opportunity to return to the classroom with on-campus study groups and online distance learning courses.
Boston University Evergreen Program
Ph: (617) 353-9852 
Invites elders of the community to enrich their lives through opportunities to participate in the inter-generational setting of the University through lectures and discussion groups.
Retired Person’s Association
Ph: (617) 547-6789 ext 1
A discussion group that meets weekly at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Part of their Organization of Older Students (OOS) that also offers other informal learning opportunities.
Middlesex Community College MILES Program
Ph: (781) 280-3617 
Offers informal learning opportunities, use of their Fitness Center, and library in exchange for a membership fee.